It's Up 2 U| 13mins
Director: Ulrike Westermann | Producer: Ulrike Westermann
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Germany
What do you know about camels' milk, wild rice and gouda cheese - and a way not to destroy our planet? Itâ€™s "It's Up 2 U" - you decide! The Mauritanian camel milk dairy at the edge of the Sahara, the First Nation People in Minnesota, harvesting rice with their canoes and the cheese producers in Gouda/Netherlands have the same adversary: the industrial agriculture and the global trade. It is not the farmers of the industrial countries who profit from globalization, but the agrarian-industry. The small scale producers are the victims, whether they are fishermen, nomads or farmers, whether they live in Europe, the U.S.A. or in developing countries. You decide by what you buy, whether the farmland is being polluted and the animals are tormented in factory farming ... whether there is biodiversity and diversity of goods, or the same industrial products worldwide.